Tax-funded PBS’ Sesame Street is now pushing vaccines on toddlers by telling little kids - and their parents - that Elmo got the jab.
“It's okay to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children! Elmo's dad Louie talked to their pediatrician, and learned that Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep him and his whole neighborhood safe and healthy!” Sesame Street’s official account posted to Twitter, along with a short video clip showing the show’s famous red puppet, who in the show is supposed to be forever 3 years old, sporting a new band-aid after getting the shot.
It's okay to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children! Elmo's dad Louie talked to their pediatrician, and learned that Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep him and his whole neighborhood safe and healthy! #CaringForEachOther pic.twitter.com/aWkCfysJPE— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) June 28, 2022
“You were super super today, getting your COVID vaccine!” Elmo’s dad praises him in the clip.
“I had a lot of questions about Elmo getting the COVID vaccine. Was it safe? Was it the right decision? I talked to our pediatrician so I could make the right choice,” Elmo’s dad then tells viewers in the clip.
“I learned that Elmo getting vaccinated was the best way to keep himself, our neighbors, and everyone else healthy and enjoying the things they love,” the adult puppet continued – presumably to watching parents, or kids who can then bug their moms and dads about getting The Jab.
“Elmo got the COVID vaccine today, just like Elmo's mommy and daddy! Elmo's daddy had a lot of questions, but Elmo's doctor said the vaccine would help keep Elmo healthy, and all of Elmo's friends and family too!” the official Elmo Twitter page posted.
The FDA and the CDC both recently authorized the COVID vaccine for emergency use – meaning it hasn’t gone through routine safety testing – for infants and toddlers ages 6 months and up. The decision came just days after the CDC got caught touting false data exaggerating the risk of death that COVID poses to babies and kids.
In truth, children - including toddlers and babies - are at a nearly zero percent chance of experiencing serious illness or death from COVID. And, perhaps even more importantly, it is not incumbent upon them to get jabbed, wear masks, or socially distance to protect grown adults who have access to not two, not three, but four shots against the virus.